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Timothy Glenn ~ The Plutonian Phoenix Does Capricorn, 2008-2040: A Timeline Overview

Today we’re lucky to have a long awaited post from my dear friend, astrologer, numerologist, Tarot reader and author Timothy Glenn. A heads up to avoid confusion: in this article, Timothy explores both the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs, also known as Western and Eastern Astrology. We’re in an overlap period where both systems place Pluto in Capricorn, exponentially increasing the intensity. For clarity, any articles I’ve written on astrology deal with the Tropical system. This post goes further by synthesizing the effects of two different perspectives.

Timothy says this post will spawn other posts in response to questions and comments, so feel free to comment and ask away.

The Plutonian Phoenix Does Capricorn
2008 – 2040

A Timeline Overview
by Timothy Glenn

As Pluto transits through our skies, it influences us individually and collectively to transform the areas of Earth life indicated by the nature of the Zodiac sign through which it is transiting. In 2008 Pluto initiated a challenging phase of worldwide metamorphosis by entering Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. In our individual natal charts, the effects are colored by which houses Capricorn occupies, as well as the aspects (or angles) transiting Pluto forms to various features of our charts.

Pluto brings transmutational energy into everything it touches. Unlike Saturn, Pluto does not do remodeling jobs. We can picture Saturn as the guy who heads the quality control department. He steps forth into a specific part of our chart wearing a white lab coat and carrying a clipboard. After making check marks and jotting a few notes, he hands us the paper and says: “Here are your specifications. Make these adjustments.”

But not Pluto. He saunters onto the scene wearing steel-toed boots and a hard hat. He frowns and shakes his head while glancing around, and then announces: “It’s all coming down. Bring in the wrecking balls and the bulldozers. We’re going to build something brand new here.” Monty Python fans can picture a sudden appearance of John Cleese in an unlikely setting, uttering the famous words: “And now for something completely different.”

The Phoenix Effect on the Collective

Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio, which has been represented by a scorpion, by a serpent and eagle, or by a phoenix. In the case of the serpent and eagle, the intent has been to convey that Scorpio can display a noteworthy dark side (the serpent) but an equally higher expression (the eagle). The phoenix conveys both. The Pluto/Scorpio energy involves the cycles of death and rebirth, and the phoenix illustrates the entire process.

Pluto tends to strip everything down to bedrock level in preparation for the renewal phase. Pluto’s journey through Capricorn from 2008 to 2040 lays a firm foundation – not merely for a rebuild, reboot or reset of human society – but in this case for a radically transformed biosphere for the Earth.

Prophecies of a New Heaven and a New Earth could play out in profoundly unexpected ways. Back in 1968 (during the Uranus/Pluto conjunction) I encountered theologians who predicted the restoration of the Biblical firmament – which they described as the water vapor canopy that occupied the thermosphere prior to being unleashed for the Great Flood. Restoring the water vapor canopy would alter the very nature of our biology. And from the surface of the Earth, not only would the Heavens appear differently, but their energies would affect us in wildly novel ways.

The Phoenix Gets Down to Earth

Capricorn’s realm includes everything manifested in public, such as governments, economic systems, organized religions, academic institutions, the media and so forth. Corruption runs rampant in these structures. The Phoenix Effect will hone in on the consciousness and frequency patterns associated with such corruption, and burn all of it to the ground. After all, Capricorn is an Earth sign.

This astrological journey is preparing us for an even grander Phoenix Event in 2040. Throughout the years, people have asked what we can do to prepare. I always emphasize that our spiritual preparation matters more than all else combined. If there remains any part of us energetically connected to the old world and its consciousness, we can generate our own internal Phoenix Events. We can reduce those illusions and beliefs to ashes.

Here is a useful adage I’ve used for decades: The more official the source, the more suspect the information.

The old system weaponizes fear to establish authoritarianism. The New Earth will be rooted in love, allowing unlimited expansion of consciousness.

A Tale of Two Zodiacs

Western astrologers use what is called the Tropical Zodiac, which is based on the relationship between the Earth and Sun. Every spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the Tropical Zodiac is adjusted to zero degrees Aries. Eastern astrologers use what is called the Sidereal Zodiac, which follows the constellations. Both are valid systems for exploring effects of celestial phenomena, albeit on different levels. Over the last couple millenia, the two zodiacs have gradually drifted a little more than 24 degrees apart.

Our Pluto in Capricorn timeline began in 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn in the Tropical Zodiac, and will conclude in 2040 when Pluto exits Capricorn in the Sidereal Zodiac.

Meanwhile, we are being squeezed through the skinny part of the hourglass. Here is a time table:

January 12, 2020: Exact conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Tropical Capricorn.

February 26, 2020: Pluto entered Sidereal Capricorn.

June 29, 2020: Pluto retrograded back into Sidereal Sagittarius.

December 31, 2020: Pluto reentered Sidereal Capricorn for the long haul.

Pluto will not begin its quintuple transit over the cusp of Aquarius in the Tropical Zodiac until April 23, 2023. This will give us a little over two and a quarter years of uninterrupted Pluto in Capricorn in both zodiacs simultaneously – like Pluto in Capricorn on steroids! Altogether, we will experience these effects for about four and a half years, from February 26, 2020 until November 19, 2024. Here is the time table for Pluto working its way into Aquarius in the Tropical Zodiac:

April 23, 2023: Pluto enters Tropical Aquarius.

June 11, 2023: Pluto retrogrades back into Tropical Capricorn.

January 21, 2024: Pluto reenters Tropical Aquarius.

September 2, 2024: Pluto retrogrades back into Tropical Capricorn.

November 19, 2024: Pluto reenters Tropical Aquarius for the long haul.

Dark to Light

As the ruler of Scorpio, Pluto deals with anything deep, dark and hidden. From our dirty little personal secrets to the colossal coverups of the old world controllers (such as the governmental, religious and economic institutions), this transit will shed light where darkness has dominated.
Pluto transiting through Capricorn epitomizes the prophesied Apocalypse, which literally means unveiling. Revelations of our true history and the corruption behind the scenes would only feel like a catastrophe to the guilty ones with lots to hide – and therefore lots to lose.

A Pluto Return for the Archives

The United States wields tremendous influence over the entire world. Here in 2022, the United States is experiencing its Pluto Return, which “just happens” to occur during the two and a quarter year window of uninterrupted Pluto in Capricorn on steroids.

Pluto has come full circle, returning to its own place in the 1776 chart for the Declaration of Independence. A mass of people, including professional astrologers, were so excited about the numerology of 2/22/2022 that they designated that day as the first exact hit of the Pluto Return, which had already occurred on February 20. But that’s okay. At least we saw widespread awareness and enthusiasm. And since this is Pluto, not Saturn, we don’t need to obsess over technical details.
Plenty of action is happening under the radar of the general public. The corporate propaganda machine has shifted into overdrive, spinning phony narratives to distract and mislead their dwindling mass of believers. But the principle of Dark to Light will eventually prevail.

A Phoenix Return for the Archives

Researcher Jason Breshears (archaix.com) has delineated a 138 year cycle that has brought about Phoenix Events on a grander scale, affecting various geographical locations or specific societies. Every so often the world gets hit with A Big One, like an immense flood. And it “just so happens” that the next Earth shaking Phoenix Event is due to occur in the year 2040 – the very year that Pluto does its triple transit out of Capricorn in the Sidereal Zodiac.

Our 2008-2040 Pluto in Capricorn adventures will conclude when the Phoenix Return is due to rock the “big boat”. The petty games of humanity that we have been concerned with during Pluto in Capricorn will be overshadowed by the Phoenix Return of 2040, because the “big boat” is Earth Herself.

2040 will not merely initiate another game, but introduce a previously unknown sport – like jumping from soccer to quidditch. Retrospection in the 2040’s will see our current Pluto in Capricorn adventures as no more than beginner level training and warmup exercises.

Exploring Possibilities

Pluto in Tropical Capricorn (2008-2024) would probably focus on undermining the old system for its destruction. Pluto in Sidereal Capricorn (2020-2040) would be more focused on the rebirth phase, when we move out from under oppression. A user-friendly transitional economic system would help us free ourselves to utilize long-suppressed technologies and develop new ones – especially for health and longevity.

2022 may not feel comfy/cushy, but this year puts us right in the heart of the Shift of the Ages.
Pluto in Capricorn is compelling humanity to clean up its act in preparation for The Big One. Portions of humanity will be able to achieve Ascension. We can choose to transcend the old world matrix programming, and align ourselves with the energetics of an emerging New Earth – still the same Earth Mother, only now resplendently clothed in a magnificent life-enhancing biosphere teeming with infinite possibilities.

Meanwhile, we have a lot on our plates, and it’s time to do the dishes.

Timothy Glenn
http://www.soulpurposereadings.com/

July 2022 Forecast and Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes

JULY 2022 FORECAST

From start to finish, July 2022 is lit! These transits will affect everyone on planet Earth and beyond, but especially the United States.

This month brings the first US Independence Day after the first exact US Pluto Return in February 2022. Due to retrograde motion, Pluto crosses this exact point again on July 12. Some ephemera have slight variations, so you might see this date listed anywhere between July 11-14. The point is, July brings huge intensity to the United States — which has worldwide impact — and this second pass of Pluto’s Return coincides with a Full Moon in Capricorn.

The mega event this month — or possibly this decade — also deals with independence and revolution. That’s the triple conjunction among Mars, Uranus and the North Node in Taurus, which we’ll feel the last week of July into the first week of August. This explosive contact releases highly volatile, destiny level breakthrough energy that reverberates around the world.

Please see details below, and further down you’ll find new Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes. In times of chaos, you can recalibrate by finding your True North. As the Hopi Prophecies say, “This could be a good time.”

July 1 Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. The month begins with a power struggle of individuals and/or the military (Mars in Aries) vs. top down, corrupt authority and Shadow governments (Pluto in Capricorn). Mars in his home sign tips power towards personal sovereignty rather than the plutocracy, but tensions run high. This initial transit sets a revolutionary tone for the entire month. With Mars in Aries sextile Mercury in Gemini — both extra strong in their home signs — we can expect fiery words and calls to action.

July 5 Mars enters Taurus and Mercury enters Cancer. Just hours after Fourth of July fireworks, energies shift. Mars moves from a warlike posture to determination. Action slows but becomes more deliberate. Mars in Taurus moves a mountain one grain of sand at a time — but that mountain moves! Mercury in Cancer shifts mind chatter into emotional calls for comfort and protection. We gain greater understanding of the importance of our home, our family, and our country. This double ingress tones down some of the volatile rhetoric. Still, bulls have horns and crabs have claws. The energy morphs but doesn’t lessen.

July 9 Mercury in Cancer square Jupiter in Aries. Tensions arise as impulses soar. Jupiter in Aries wants big action, while Mercury in Cancer cautions against rash judgment. Such friction hones a plan for growth that nurtures and protects individuals and families. How might this affect your own hopes and needs? When do you crawl into your shell, and when do you leap toward adventure?

July 12 US Pluto Return goes exact again. Look to February 20-22, 2022 for clues about which areas this might affect. We could see significant shifts around the Russia/Ukraine situation, as well as supply chain issues and other themes that arose earlier this year. Pluto is relentless. Ignoring a repeat tsunami doesn’t make it go away. Pluto destroys in order to renew and regenerate. As Within, So Without. What in your own life has withered or rotted on the vine? Pull it out, so something new can grow in its place. With Pluto involved, irrevocable change is coming. When we accept the death, rebirth happens faster.

July 13 Full Moon in Capricorn, 2:38 p.m. Eastern time. This “Blessing Moon” closely trines the North Node in Taurus, bringing an earthy, collective benediction. Turning up the intensity, this is the second of three Supermoon’s. It loosely conjuncts the US Pluto Return. The degree of this Full Moon closely conjuncts the Saturn-Pluto Conjunction on January 12, 2020 — the signature energy of 2020. Hidden and taboo topics come to light, and we’ll feel them in a deeper, more profound way than usual. With Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus, we’ll find unconventional ways to discuss these insights. Venus in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius suggests we’re in it for the long haul, but our love, commitment and artistry might take awhile to manifest. In this case, “Delay leads to delight.”

July 17 Venus enters Cancer. For the next three weeks, empathy and compassion run higher than usual. We show love for others by nurturing them, holding the hand of those afraid or in need. Think of Mother Mary or Quan Yin energy. A feminine, flowy time to practice random acts of kindness.

July 19 Mercury enters Leo and Chiron stations retrograde in Aries. Creativity and confidence soar as the Messenger enters the sign of the lion. It feels easier to maintain a positive outlook, even in the face of scary things. Somehow we’ll find our way to the radiant life we all deserve. Chiron stationing retrograde brings our healing process into more introverted form. Focus on wounds that deal with identity, head injuries, sovereignty, the Self, and individuation.

July 22 Sun enters Leo. The Sun enters his home sign for a month of confidence and courage to follow our heart. Things seem brighter with the Sun in Leo. A good time to eat heart healthy foods and flaunt our manes. If your tresses seem dull, consider a deep conditioning treatment or bold new hairstyle. If your life feels dull, try something you’ve always wanted to do.

July 28 New Moon in Leo, 1:55 p.m. Eastern. Less than three hours later, Jupiter stations retrograde in Aries. Through the course of this retrograde until November 23, expansive Jupiter will cross back over the World Axis as he moves into Pisces to finish up whatever got triggered by April’s Jupiter-Neptune conjunction and the April 30th Beltane Eve, New Moon in Taurus Solar Eclipse. This July 28 New Moon in Leo closely conjuncts the US natal chart’s North Node — another high-impact trigger. Meanwhile, the transiting (collective) North Node presses Uranus in Taurus as Mars lights a fuse from the other side. Warrior and Revolutionary have their date with Destiny. Add to this the Delta Aquarid meteor shower from July 28-29, and we’ve got the Eight of Wands in Tarot. It’s Wild Card energy: shock and awe, Divine intervention, events that rewrite history.

July 31 the triple conjunction peaks in Taurus. This Mars-Uranus-North Node transit spans a week prior through a week after but peaks from July 31st – August 1. This is already a potent magical time of very thin veils. August 1 marks the traditional celebration of Lammas or Lughnasadh. In Celtic tradition, the Eve of a cross quarter day is even more powerful than the day itself. This turn of the Wheel of the Year celebrates diverse skills coming together as one and is the first of three harvest festivals.

How July’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.     

You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. If you’re right on the cusp, consider both possibilities or book a reading for more clarity.

THIRD QUARTER 2022 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: Jupiter remains in Aries all quarter, adding expansive fire to your North Node sign. This bold optimism eases tension as you move through Cancer and Libra seasons. Don’t lose sight of your own course by getting too bogged down nurturing and pleasing others. Mars — the ruler of Aries — enters Gemini on August 20, where he’ll spend a rare seven months, sextiling Aries until March 25, 2023. This transit offers supportive energy. You can take action by seeing through former limitations. As you settle into clarity about codependent relationships, the Wheel of Fortune turns in your favor. New experiences await.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: One of the biggest transits this decade occurs in your sign at the end of July into early August. Staid Taurus has had Uranus stirring things up since May 15, 2018, but July 2022 kicks things up several notches. Mars joins the North Node and Uranus in Taurus in a triple conjunction big enough to knock your socks off. Taurus normally wants to minimize chaos, but you can lean into the energies in order to make quantum leaps. If you’ve felt unsatisfied in an area of life, July and August are a good time for proactive change. You can ride the wave of supportive energies moving through your sign. Take action: you’ll have more influence if you embrace available upgrades.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: When the world goes nuts, shift focus. You’ll benefit from energies this quarter and beyond. Mars — the planet of action and initiative — enters Gemini on August 20 and continues popping off Gemini fireworks until March 25, 2023. Miracles happen when you allow yourself to try new things. Where do passion and interest lead? What tickles your fancy? What turns you into a giddy little kid? Gemini doesn’t take the world too seriously. Sure, Third Quarter 2022 brings intense transits, but your North Node sign makes you extra adaptable to change. Look for silver linings: you’ll find them all over the place. You got this!

CANCER NORTH NODE: In July, Mercury and Venus join the Sun in your North Node sign. You’ll find it easier to articulate feelings and nurture the ones you love. A hint of magic pervades this quarter. You have what you need to thrive, but it takes time and space to receive the blessings. Riptides will pull you under if you try to control the external world. Tend to your own domain. The Moon rules Cancer North Node natives, so pay attention to its cycles. It’s easier to start things during a Waxing Moon, easier to release them in a Waning Moon. Full Moons act like hinge points. New Moons hit the reset button. When burnout strikes, this natural cycle will recharge you.

LEO NORTH NODE: We’re entering your season! Mercury and your sign ruler — the Sun — enter Leo on July 19 and 22, followed by a powerful New Moon in Leo on the 28th. Venus graces your sign from August 11-September 5. Your nodal axis gets squared by all the activity in Taurus. Friction and irritation alert you to coming opportunities. What makes your heart sing? You don’t need to shout that answer to the world just yet, but Third Quarter 2022 adds fuel to your fire. You’ll awaken from whatever nightmares plague you, provided you watch out for #1. Yes, Leo, that means you. When you prosper, everyone benefits. Your greatest contribution happens when you follow your heart.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Mercury, your sign’s ruler, enters Virgo on August 4, helping you sort through all the details. Virgo North Node natives are service oriented, and this quarter brings new understanding of your role here. It’s time to release old dogmas and illusions. The powerful action in Taurus brings supportive, liberating energy so you can live your best life. Starting on August 22 (or 23), the Sun spends a month highlighting your North Node sign. August 27 brings your yearly New Moon reset, and Venus joins the party on September 5. Third Quarter 2022 asks you to put faith into daily devotion. Not pie in the sky platitudes. Real world choices inspired by dreams and mystical awareness.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: Love is in the air for those who seek it. Every misunderstanding or disappointment offers a chance for higher level harmony and balance. Strange and fleeting opportunities arise. There is enough to go around, but you’ll need to pivot in order to receive the blessings. This is not a time to charge ahead. It’s a time to watch and wait, then open to the experience. Jupiter and Chiron in Aries continue to trigger big lessons from your past. These don’t always feel good, but making peace allows you to move forward. You’ll benefit from Mars in Gemini and Mercury retrograde in Libra, but don’t rush. The Sun shifts seasons to your sign on September 22.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: July’s big energies in your South Node sign of Taurus could disrupt your old status quo. Know this: whatever shifts needs to move. Taurus is the slowest moving sign, which means Scorpio North Node natives cling to familiar patterns even when they no longer serve. Just as some trees only grow after a fire, Scorpio blessings often arrive after some kind of death or destruction. These could be metaphorical, so don’t panic! You can make quantum leaps this quarter by releasing old, false limitations and at least loosening your grip on anyone or anything standing in the way of your regeneration and rebirth. Divine providence knows more than you do. Put the Serenity Prayer on repeat.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2022 supercharges your nodal axis. You’ll receive supportive energy from any planets in Aries, Leo, Libra and Aquarius. Anything moving through Gemini pings your South Node, so be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Parties, gossip and social media could overwhelm you. If so, allow yourself to take a break! Seek deeper friendships and inner guidance, rather than superficial “like’s” and popularity. You’ll find community by forging your own way. Your boldness activates those around you. Mars moving through Gemini could trigger arguments about old issues and relationships. Stay strong. It’s OK to know what you know and follow that lead.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: This is a monumental quarter inside yourself, even if outer events don’t seem to touch you. As planets move through Cancer, they conjunct your South Node, bringing new insights and closure on old patterns and relationships. You’ll need to stay grounded, both physically and emotionally, because some of these shifts could feel tectonic. July 13’s Full Moon in Capricorn will affect you more than most. Continue to create new structures to support you through coming changes. If you feel bereft or scared, flip your perspective. How are events positioning you into greater authority and leadership? What newer commitments feel ripe?

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: The New Moon in Leo on July 28th occurs in your South Node sign, while the triple conjunction in Taurus squares the Leo-Aquarius axis. Taskmaster Saturn continues his stay in Aquarius, while the Sun, Mercury and Venus all spend time in Leo this quarter. In other words, you could feel some friction between old and new. You might struggle to find your place inside a group. It’s productive struggle, though — like a butterfly wrestling its way out of a cocoon. Hang in there: August 11 brings a Full Moon in Aquarius, and this bodes well. Mars moves into Gemini on August 20, initiating seven months of active, positive support for your highest path. The coming energies in Libra add wind beneath your wings.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Things have calmed down in Pisces, but they heat up in Cancer, Gemini, Leo and Virgo — your South Node sign. Ruler Neptune remains in your North Node sign, but most of the activation occurs through supportive trines, tense squares, surreal quincunx’s and strong opposition. You’re on a journey with varied terrain and weather. Hills and valleys, sunshine, hail and rainbows. In the bigger scheme of things, you’re moving, and that’s all you really need to know. Watch for signs and synchronicities along the way, especially animals. If you have an unusual sighting or dream, look up the shamanic or spiritual meaning of that ally. Your path is mystical and inspired, but few would call it “rational.” Make peace with your process.

May 2022 Specials

Happy Beltane! As always, I offer monthly specials based on a combination of special requests and intuition.

MAY 2022 SPECIALS

Astro Preparedness Special

This is a new special combining astrology and preparedness. The rest of 2022 brings intense, rare and once in a lifetime collective transits. These arise as chaos kicks and screams around the world. Such times can feel scary, but they also offer tremendous opportunities.

This 40-minute special looks at your natal chart and transits, as well as your current location and situation in order to help you empower yourself in the most joyful and beneficial ways. I will tailor these sessions to the individual client: some people will be more precisely impacted by coming events than others. We can focus more on the astrology, or draw more from my background in following dreams and intuitive guidance, or implementing permaculture and organic gardening. In any case, this session aims to launch breakthroughs even in the midst of systemic 3D world breakdowns. $133 if prepaid on or before 5/31/22. Please contact me to sign up.

Three For Two

This is a high request special, so here it is again. Three hours for the price of two: save $222. This package can be used in whatever increments you choose — hour, 40-minute, half-hour, or 20-minute sessions — and for whatever services you’d like — Medical Intuition, Life Coaching, Astrology, Relationship Clarity, Soul Readings, or any other related service. $444 if prepaid on or before 5/31/22. Please contact me to sign up.

February 2022 Specials

Happy Imbolc and Chinese New Year! As always, I intuit specials based on current energies and ongoing requests.

FEBRUARY 2022 SPECIALS

2022 Astro Preview

I keep getting requests for this December 2021 Special, so I feel called to offer it again in February 2022: a 75-minute Astrology Reading with in-depth focus on supportive and challenging transits for you in the coming year. We’ll look at opportunities to expand into your soul’s purpose for being here now. We can also explore good time windows for action, rest, healing, and/or creating.

Learning to work with the energies already in play — in your natal chart and in the sky — helps you to create more realistic strategies and expectations. When you know the flavor of challenges on the way, you can choose to experience them on a higher or symbolic level, rather than getting blindsided by so-called “fate.” This reading also supports people who already know their goals for next year but want to know which time windows work best for which purposes.

As always, I tailor these readings to the individual. $222 for an hour and a quarter (fifteen minutes free) if prepaid on or before 2/28/2022. Please contact me to sign up.

Soul of a Relationship Special

February 2022 turns up the heat on relationships of all sorts, especially romantic relationships. This special looks at the soul purpose and soul history of one or more relationships. We can look at past life connections influencing this lifetime patterns. We can also explore why you’ve come into each other’s lives, your potential trajectories, and how relationships affect your health, vibration and receptivity to opportunities.

The reading aims for healing through greater understanding and compassion for all involved, including yourself! If you’re not having relationship challenges but would like more clarity on how to enjoy even more love and beauty from a connection, we can also explore from these angles.

This is a 20-minute reading for $77 instead of the usual $90, but you can double it to 40 minutes for $154 instead of the usual $177. Offer valid if prepaid on or before 2/28/2022. Please contact me to sign up.

New Moon in Aquarius: January 31-February 1, 2022

My January 2022 Forecast ended with:

January 31 (in some locations) New Moon in Aquarius. If you live in or behind the Central US timezone, January ends with a New Moon. Anywhere on Eastern US time or further ahead will begin February with a New Moon. This event loosely conjuncts Saturn, aka “Father Time,” so involving two dates and two months, beginning and end, feels apt. The New Moon point also closely squares Uranus, so we can expect more insights and aha’s about last year’s energies. Although we’ve entered the new, we still have much to glean from 2021.

… and the February 2022 Forecast shares:

February 1 New Moon in Aquarius, 12:46 a.m. Eastern. The Sun and Moon conjunct Saturn and square Uranus, bringing new insights into energies of the prior year. We can also view this New Moon as “A BAROMETER” of things to come. How do various groups relate to each other and to ongoing questions of personal sovereignty, top down authority, revolution, mob role and potential “tyranny” “for the greater good”? We won’t find definitive answers yet, but we can put a finger to the wind and prepare for future outcomes. This New Moon coincides with the traditional date for Imbolc, which celebrates having made it halfway through Winter, when ewes produce their first milk. A time of sustenance and taking stock.

Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is:

PHASE 313 (AQUARIUS 13°): A BAROMETER.

KEYNOTE: The ability to discover basic natural facts that allow us to plan in advance for action.

Here we are no longer dealing with ascent or descent, but with natural laws which involve causal relationships and the passage of one natural condition into another. The barometer registers air pressure, and a change of pressure today gives some indication of what the weather will be tomorrow. In a sense this is the modern scientific equivalent of archaic prognostication through omens. Likewise, animals grow a more or less thick fur in early autumn according to whether the winter will be more or less severe. Planning for the near future is a possibility because the potential (or seed) of the future is already operating at the core of the present.

This third symbol of the sixty-third sequence tells us that it is most important to seek — by whatever means and at whatever level of consciousness — a knowledge of causal progression. In the broadest sense this implies an awareness of cyclic processes, and this includes astrology. The Keyword is ANTICIPATION.

This is a good time period for tarot or oracle card readings, and for paying extra attention to signs and synchronicities.

Even closer than Saturn — Lord of Karma — this New Moon conjuncts asteroid Astraea, the Star Goddess. In some traditions, she is also associated with Lady Justice, and I mentioned her in the write-up for Divine Doorway Number 22: Justice. We might consider this New Moon a barometer of Justice — leaning more towards Divine Justice rather than strictly through the courts.

The New Moon also conjuncts asteroid Diana, who symbolizes freedom and independence. Diana represents the part of us that remains free, no matter what occurs around us. We can always tap into that freedom, but this powerful New Moon in Aquarius — the sign of liberty and authenticity — reminds us to put a finger to wind and move in the direction of our freest, truest Self.

February 2022 Forecast + First Quarter North Node Horoscopes

FEBRUARY 2022 FORECAST

February 2022 brings intensely passionate energies. Venus and Mars conjunct each other for over a month, closely from February 7 – March 15. These lovers spend some of this time very close to Pluto in Capricorn. For good or ill, Valentine’s Day 2022 will be one to remember!

On February 20, 2022 we’ll experience the long awaited first exact US Pluto Return when transiting Pluto returns to his exact point at the United States’ birth date on July 4, 1776. We’ve felt the lead up for years, but this first exact hit will reverberate around the world for the next few years. Though tempting to color all of February with these transits, you can find more highlights below:

February 1 New Moon in Aquarius, 12:46 a.m. Eastern. The Sun and Moon conjunct Saturn and square Uranus, bringing new insights into energies of the prior year. We can also view this New Moon as “A BAROMETER” of things to come. How do various groups relate to each other and to ongoing questions of personal sovereignty, top down authority, revolution, mob role and potential “tyranny” “for the greater good”? We won’t find definitive answers yet, but we can put a finger to the wind and prepare for future outcomes. This New Moon coincides with the traditional date for Imbolc, which celebrates having made it halfway through Winter, when ewes produce their first milk. A time of sustenance and taking stock.

February 4 Sun conjunct Saturn, and Moon conjunct Neptune. Mercury stations Direct (near Pluto in Capricorn). A big day for emotional clarity with the potential for deep internal knowing and enhanced communication. We can now assess things from a sober, realistic perspective that integrates intuition and inspiration. Commitments arise from a clear understanding of emotional expectations.

February 7 Venus begins to conjunct Mars. Who can tell when these lovebirds very first noticed each other, but Fred and Ginger will be “out together dancing cheek to cheek” for five weeks. They begin in Capricorn and whirl into Aquarius on March 6. The cosmic lovers come together as Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn and trines the North Node in Taurus. Such alignments favor destiny level talks and realizations about the dance of intimacy. Physical connection may assist the integration process. Chemistry and feelings run high. Beware of jealousy.

February 10-12 Mercury conjunct Pluto. What information came to light in the past month? In which ways has your worldview undergone a death and rebirth? Pay attention to dreams, signs, symbols and synchronicities. Many messages occur on multiple levels. Look at the surface layer, but also probe the depths. A good time for detailed research and getting to the bottom of things.

February 13-22 Jupiter sextile Uranus. This period favors greater understanding of why people value freedom and independence. Innovative, expansive ideas may come onto the scene, offering previously unimaginable solutions. Pay attention to sudden insights and epiphanies, but pace yourself to avoid burn out. When in doubt, practice random acts of kindness.

February 16 Full Moon in Leo, 11:56 a.m. Eastern. This Full Moon in late Leo occurs at the same time Venus exactly conjuncts Mars. The close proximity of these cosmic lovers spans from February 7-March 15, but they consummate today. Uranus passes through 11°11′ today, too, opening a portal of liberation in Earthy Taurus. The energies are expansive enough to overwhelm. If you feel option dilemma, don’t try to decide anything today. Just enjoy the flood of potentials after a long period of immobility.

February 18 Sun enters Pisces. Light shines on the sign of dreams, mysticism, unconditional compassion, and higher love. The Sun joins both rulers — Jupiter and Neptune — in Pisces. Whether we “tilt at windmills” or luxuriate in a bubble bath to Chopin’s Nocturnes, we can more easily believe in a bigger picture and a benevolent, wide sweeping plan. The next month flows with creativity, cleansing (even happy) tears, and a return of faith.

February 20 US exact Pluto Return. Like the New Moon on January 31-February 1, we can view this first exact US Pluto Return as a “barometer” more than a one-time event. As chaotic energies crash and churn, pay special attention to the still, small voice within. What do dreams, signs and symbols imply about the meaning of external events? No matter where you live, the United States exerts a formidable influence across the world. Seismic power shifts have been ongoing for years. This could be “the big one,” but with Pluto ruling the Underworld and deep unconscious realm, we might not notice the change until we feel its aftershocks. Along with the feared death and destruction, Pluto brings renewal and rebirth. As the Hopi say, “This could be a good time.” Watch for unfathomable blessings surfing a tsunami.

February 22-25 Venus and Mars sextile Neptune. An extra dreamy period where higher love and unconditional compassion support personal love and passion. Manifestation may come easier during this time, so feel into your intentions. If they trigger peace and joy, lean into them even more. If not, practice non-attachment: think “if not this, then something better.” You can have it all, but the All is bigger than your ego can possibly imagine. Align your will with the highest expression of beauty and then take action.

How February’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.           – Laura


You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)

FIRST QUARTER 2022 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 could bring inner friction and turmoil with all the squares to your nodal axis from Capricorn. Relationships are especially “up” for reconsideration during these three months. When you muster courage to face your fears, you’ll gain tremendous ground. Respect your inner patriarch — the part of you who governs your reputation, your ability to lead, and makes sure you get paid what you’re worth. If frustration or irritation arises, consider that an invitation to explore uncomfortable territory. Your Libra South Node would rather avoid conflict, even when discord serves you. By Equinox, you’ll know yourself better, and will be able to act from a more grounded sense of authority.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: In First Quarter 2022, Taurus North Node natives will feel a shift — perhaps subtle at first, but it will gain steam over the next 18 months. The world starts conforming more to your highest level of expression. Unexpected, destiny level events lead to liberation. Much of this will occur without you needing to “do” anything. Retreat, meditate, you can even “hunker down” until inspiration strikes. Pay attention to strong nudges to take action, but if no nudges come, allow yourself to stand firm in your current position. Change will happen. Your job is to get quiet enough to notice how life rearranges itself around you. Go with the inevitable flow. Allow yourself to thrive and feel secure even in surrounding chaos. The scary stuff is not for you!

GEMINI NORTH NODE: On January 19th, the Sun enters Aquarius and brings a month of harmonious support for your nodal axis. Think best of the old, re-imagined into the new. Gemini North Node natives need to pay attention to little messages — tiny coincidences that lead you home. Allow your path to meander. You don’t need a straight shot in order to get where you’re going. Make micro-adjustments as needed. In January and February, energies from Capricorn will bring fleeting, yet important insights into relationships and intimacy. When new information comes, it’s OK to tweak your goals and expectations. The closer you get to an intention, the more refined your vision becomes. Love life could heat up in March with supportive trine energy from the Lovers (Mars and Venus) entering fellow Air Sign Aquarius.

CANCER NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 brings both challenging and supportive energies to Cancer North Node Natives. The True North Node’s move into Earthy Taurus offers more compatible energy for your sign than Airy Gemini. Squares from Aries and oppositions from Capricorn urge you to find new balance between form and function. Favor the softer side of life over rigidity. Emotions and relationships matter. A lot! If you’re not happy with your home life, consider upgrades, redecoration or even relocation to a more compatible cocoon. Focus on creating a cozy nest that allows you to rest and let down your guard. Collective energies could get crazy this quarter, especially in February. Not all structures and traditions will remain. Embrace more personal ways of feeling safe and secure.

LEO NORTH NODE: January through March puts strong focus on old patterns and expectations. If something feels like a loss, realize your nodal axis is getting a workout. Anything that falls away will leave you more receptive and better prepared for a brilliant future. You don’t see it yet, but liberation is within your grasp. Pay attention to how much energy or effort situations, tasks and people take. Time flies when your heart sings. Trust your inner enthusiasm and see which things bear fruit. Be honest with yourself: do these fruits taste sweet? If so, go for it. If not, you’ll need to release yourself from the tyranny of others’ expectations. You’re not here to fit in. You’re here to shine. Step into your truth and the right people will find you.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: This is a good quarter to focus on the power of your mind. Physical manifestation follows the formation of intentions, fostered by mental energy. Not everyone benefits from New Year’s Resolutions, but Virgo North Node natives thrive with greater discipline. Instead of daydreaming about a better life, turn those ideas into an official wish list. Healthy routines support you far better than occasional grand gestures. If you don’t have a daily (or at least weekly) to do list, you need one. Tap into that bigger picture Pisces South Node awareness and envision a more positive year. Then, plan for and implement it, bit by bit. If you gained weight in 2021, start 2022 with a cleanse of body and environment. Organizing your inner and external space gives you more confidence, clarity and energy.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 asks you to find a balance between hard work, determination, sacrifice and surrender. Sometimes hard work means slogging through a jungle of should’s, must’s and straight up desire. Because nope, it’s not all about you. Partnership — with humans and unseen helpers — is always “up” for Libra North Node natives. Much more so in January through March. Relationships bring their own rewards. You might need to move more slowly or even shift some of your goals to include the ones you love. You’re not being codependent — you’re learning to cooperate and collaborate. The stakes are different than before. You’ll find safe passage by sharing the burden of those around you. Acknowledge signs of progress, even if situations move slower than you think they should.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: When the transiting North Node moves into your South Node sign, your life path turns 180 from the collective energies. While the collective will face the dark side of Scorpio — your focus turns to its more positive expression: regeneration, rebirth, and renewal. When in doubt, observe things from a spiritual perspective, rather than a more Taurus South Node idea of what’s “real.” Your intuition works well, and you can afford to trust the inner guidance. Don’t let money worries get you down. While the rest of the world might need some lessons in this area, you need to pay attention to the light at the end of the tunnel. If things feels like too much effort, back off a bit. Your blessings will come in unusual ways and from unexpected places. Allow yourself to thrive in any circumstances.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Since May 2020, your life path has felt 180 from those around you as the transiting South Node moved through your North Node sign. When the transiting nodal axis shifts from Gemini/Sagittarius to Taurus/Scorpio, you get released from the intensity. Take stock of perceived losses. What did they open you to receive? How did living 180 from the mainstream world increase faith in your own intuition and spiritual path? You’ll find it easier to make friends now, and things that burned away will illuminate greater truth and love. Difficulties that seemed fated begin to ease as the Universe turns its magnifying glass on other signs. Commit to bolder strides this quarter, and find a way to travel somewhere without restrictions and without compromising your philosophy or religion. Along with your angels, you will find a way.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 brings rewards for hard work in recent years. This quarter involves a lot of Capricorn energy, continuing and amplifying December’s focus on relationships. Powerful magic, regeneration and spiritual insights vie for your attention. How will you seize the opportunities at hand? You can resolve longstanding confusion and any tendencies toward self-sabotage. Release that Cancer South Node habit of feeling like a victim of circumstances. You are where you are. You can’t control people and events, but you can control your reactions. Changing perspective brings you to a higher level of experience. An initiation process takes as long as it takes, but you’ll return as a different being — empowered by hard-earned and invaluable inner resources.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: Exercise the power of perception, and foster awareness beyond your own immediate experience. This quarter brings humbling insights that free you from ego wars launched by your Leo South Node. Awakening from the nightmare doesn’t feel good at first, but you can use those experiences to catapult you forward. When seeming loss arrives, look to your left or right. Something always replaces that which fell away. Consider the possibility of a universal benediction: everything aligns for the Highest Good of All, including your own highest good. You’re an important part of a cosmic plan. You don’t need to be the star of the show in order to play a key role. If you let go of a perceived need to dictate the “how,” you’ll find that life surprises you in beautiful ways.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Do you ever feel like Fate directs your course? Like some great Wheel of Fortune in the sky spins a Mystery so vast and so harmonious you can almost hear the Cosmos sing? That’s more than a random daydream or fantasy. You tap into a larger source field of Divine Awareness. When the world gets too much for you and worries overwhelm, spend time in nature or tap into your breath. You can unite passion and intention, as long as you align yourself with the spiritual element first. For you, the “real” world flows outward from the inner experience. When you take time to tune in, you regain that time in positive synchronicities, flashing road signs and wind beneath your wings. Instead of needing to figure everything out, you can go with the flow and get wherever you need to go. Indeed, this is your most efficient route.

January 2022 Forecast + First Quarter North Node Horoscopes

JANUARY 2022 FORECAST

The big, collective transit for January 2022 begins on the 18th when the True North Node moves into Taurus. Since May 2020, the True North Node has flitted about in Gemini. With the shift to Taurus, ideas and situations that have existed on the mental plane begin to take physical form.

In the next 18 months, collective destiny moves through a Taurus-Scorpio axis. Humanity will need to face Scorpio South Node’s power struggles, shame, abuse and karmic backlash. We can’t afford to keep crashing and burning. Rather, we’ll make slow, steady progress by taking small, tangible actions. Focus on beauty, true security, good food, and nurturing the body. Patience and persistence win the day.

Mercury stations Retrograde on the 14th, a few days before this shift. No need to rush into the new. Taurus moves slowly, and Mercury Rx encourages us to review, revise and re-evaluate whatever came before. Check and double-check before committing to the change. See more January highlights below:

January 1 Sun trine Uranus. The New Year begins with a bang. Light shines on the cosmic rebel, igniting insights and inspiring off the wall — yet grounded — ideas and solutions.

January 2 New Moon in Capricorn, 1:34 p.m. Eastern. After the Uranian lightning strike, “A FIRE WORSHIPER MEDITATES ON THE ULTIMATE REALITIES OF EXISTENCE.” The Sabian Symbol for this New Year’s New Moon invites us to transcend the current 3D World challenges. 2022 is not just another year of the same old, same old. We associate the mythical phoenix with the sign of Scorpio, but this Capricorn New Moon sets the stage for an entire year of purification and renewal through sacred fire. Focus on Agni and the fire in your solar plexus. Digestion is an alchemical process turning matter into energy, but energy also turns into matter. This theme pervades the entire year. What lights you up? This New Moon coincides with Mercury’s move into Aquarius and follows Jupiter’s recent ingress into Pisces. New energies abound.

January 4-6 Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. A yummy transit that favors art, beauty, love, and all forms of inspiration and creativity. Write a song or poem, paint a picture. Embrace fashion that supports your values. Tune into higher love and let it wash over you.

January 8-9 Sun conjunct Venus. Another yummy transit as sunshine infuses the goddess of love, beauty, self-esteem and the arts. “Love and light” is more than an expression. It can become a way of life. Pay attention to insights about your relationships and values.

January 10-12 Mars square Neptune. The Warrior has moved through loud and proud Sagittarius since December 13, 2021. For two days, Mars creates friction between individual will and the bigger picture — between ego and collective consciousness. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and co-rules Pisces (with Neptune), so this particular square includes a benediction. A great time for spiritual warriors to get re-inspired by a Higher Power. Tantra, ecstatic dance, fervent prayer, and compassionate courage are all favored at this time.

January 14 Mercury stations Retrograde. Mercury begins this Retrograde in Aquarius and continues back into Capricorn before stationing Direct on February 4. The Retrograde station point exactly squares Uranus in Taurus, cluing us into key themes. The next three weeks offer liberation by reviewing tensions between innovation and tradition, and group identity and membership vs. personal responsibility and sovereignty. Careful analysis and revision bring new ways of understanding 2021’s pervasive Saturn square Uranus energies.

January 17 Full Moon in Cancer, opposite Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, 6:48 p.m. Eastern. After years of orchestrated tensions and pitting of one group against another, this Full Moon in late Cancer opens the door to much needed integration. Deep love can move us beyond surface differences. In primal, natural ways, we are more alike than different.

January 18 True North Node enters Taurus. Newton’s First Law of Motion (also known as the Law of Inertia) explains much about the sign of Taurus: an object at rest will stay at rest, unless acted on by an outside force; an object in motion will stay in motion and on the same trajectory, unless acted on by an outside force. It takes a lot to get Taurus moving, but once in motion, autopilot kicks in. If you don’t like your current trajectory, then use today’s shift as a course correction. Align with your body, your values, and your innate sense of self-esteem. Collective energies trend more solid, tangible, safe and natural. See your individual North Node Horoscope (below) for more personal insights into how the North Node in Taurus will affect your sign.

January 19 Sun enters Aquarius. For one month, the spotlight shines on the sign of friendship, groups, technology, innovation, rebellion and revolution. We move from earthy, traditional Capricorn to a period of new ideas, with a potential for more detached awareness. Aquarius can go a number of ways: celebrating liberty, cooperation, and brotherly love; a descent into mob rule; or systematizing a Borg-like monoculture “for the greater good.” This next month helps us troubleshoot our early journey through the Age of Aquarius.

January 23-31 Venus trine Uranus. A much longer than usual interaction between the goddess of love and the one who resists being tied down. With Venus in Capricorn we’re exploring values and commitments, but also discerning the right relationships and connections. As Kahlil Gibran said, “Let there be spaces in your togetherness.” Venus stations Direct on the 29th in the middle of this Uranian trine — urging us to absorb the liberating lessons from her extensive Rx period. In which areas or relationships are you compromising yourself to the point of prostitution? Free your heart, then follow it.

January 24, 2022 Mars enters Capricorn. This shift from Sagittarius to Capricorn occurs one day before Mercury reenters Capricorn from Aquarius. A double whammy of early and late Capricorn energies amplify Venus spending extra time here, too, with long-term resident Pluto. Mercury Retrograde brings clarity and understanding to the mix. These insights might arise through initial mix-ups that bog down, then clear the air. Mars brings extra determination to find the right structures, passion and leadership to git ‘er done.

January 28-29 Mercury conjunct Pluto. This transit favors deep research, revelations and new understanding about hidden and taboo topics. When issues of shame, power, and manipulation arise, what do we do with them? Shoving these things in a closet only lets them grow. The collective discourse demands we name the elephant in the room, the monster under bed, and the boogie men stealing our children. There is great power in names. Reclaim the strength and courage to speak the unspeakable and give voice to the voiceless.

January 31 (in some locations) New Moon in Aquarius. If you live in or behind the Central US timezone, January ends with a New Moon. Anywhere on Eastern US time or further ahead will begin February with a New Moon. This event loosely conjuncts Saturn, aka “Father Time,” so involving two dates and two months, beginning and end, feels apt. The New Moon point also closely squares Uranus, so we can expect more insights and aha’s about last year’s energies. Although we’ve entered the new, we still have much to glean from 2021.

How January’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.           – Laura


You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. (If you’re right on a cusp, consider both options, or book a reading for more clarity.)

FIRST QUARTER 2022 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 could bring inner friction and turmoil with all the squares to your nodal axis from Capricorn. Relationships are especially “up” for reconsideration during these three months. When you muster courage to face your fears, you’ll gain tremendous ground. Respect your inner patriarch — the part of you who governs your reputation, your ability to lead, and makes sure you get paid what you’re worth. If frustration or irritation arises, consider that an invitation to explore uncomfortable territory. Your Libra South Node would rather avoid conflict, even when discord serves you. By Equinox, you’ll know yourself better, and will be able to act from a more grounded sense of authority.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: In First Quarter 2022, Taurus North Node natives will feel a shift — perhaps subtle at first, but it will gain steam over the next 18 months. The world starts conforming more to your highest level of expression. Unexpected, destiny level events lead to liberation. Much of this will occur without you needing to “do” anything. Retreat, meditate, you can even “hunker down” until inspiration strikes. Pay attention to strong nudges to take action, but if no nudges come, allow yourself to stand firm in your current position. Change will happen. Your job is to get quiet enough to notice how life rearranges itself around you. Go with the inevitable flow. Allow yourself to thrive and feel secure even in surrounding chaos. The scary stuff is not for you!

GEMINI NORTH NODE: On January 19th, the Sun enters Aquarius and brings a month of harmonious support for your nodal axis. Think best of the old, re-imagined into the new. Gemini North Node natives need to pay attention to little messages — tiny coincidences that lead you home. Allow your path to meander. You don’t need a straight shot in order to get where you’re going. Make micro-adjustments as needed. In January and February, energies from Capricorn will bring fleeting, yet important insights into relationships and intimacy. When new information comes, it’s OK to tweak your goals and expectations. The closer you get to an intention, the more refined your vision becomes. Love life could heat up in March with supportive trine energy from the Lovers (Mars and Venus) entering fellow Air Sign Aquarius.

CANCER NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 brings both challenging and supportive energies to Cancer North Node Natives. The True North Node’s move into Earthy Taurus offers more compatible energy for your sign than Airy Gemini. Squares from Aries and oppositions from Capricorn urge you to find new balance between form and function. Favor the softer side of life over rigidity. Emotions and relationships matter. A lot! If you’re not happy with your home life, consider upgrades, redecoration or even relocation to a more compatible cocoon. Focus on creating a cozy nest that allows you to rest and let down your guard. Collective energies could get crazy this quarter, especially in February. Not all structures and traditions will remain. Embrace more personal ways of feeling safe and secure.

LEO NORTH NODE: January through March puts strong focus on old patterns and expectations. If something feels like a loss, realize your nodal axis is getting a workout. Anything that falls away will leave you more receptive and better prepared for a brilliant future. You don’t see it yet, but liberation is within your grasp. Pay attention to how much energy or effort situations, tasks and people take. Time flies when your heart sings. Trust your inner enthusiasm and see which things bear fruit. Be honest with yourself: do these fruits taste sweet? If so, go for it. If not, you’ll need to release yourself from the tyranny of others’ expectations. You’re not here to fit in. You’re here to shine. Step into your truth and the right people will find you.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: This is a good quarter to focus on the power of your mind. Physical manifestation follows the formation of intentions, fostered by mental energy. Not everyone benefits from New Year’s Resolutions, but Virgo North Node natives thrive with greater discipline. Instead of daydreaming about a better life, turn those ideas into an official wish list. Healthy routines support you far better than occasional grand gestures. If you don’t have a daily (or at least weekly) to do list, you need one. Tap into that bigger picture Pisces South Node awareness and envision a more positive year. Then, plan for and implement it, bit by bit. If you gained weight in 2021, start 2022 with a cleanse of body and environment. Organizing your inner and external space gives you more confidence, clarity and energy.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 asks you to find a balance between hard work, determination, sacrifice and surrender. Sometimes hard work means slogging through a jungle of should’s, must’s and straight up desire. Because nope, it’s not all about you. Partnership — with humans and unseen helpers — is always “up” for Libra North Node natives. Much more so in January through March. Relationships bring their own rewards. You might need to move more slowly or even shift some of your goals to include the ones you love. You’re not being codependent — you’re learning to cooperate and collaborate. The stakes are different than before. You’ll find safe passage by sharing the burden of those around you. Acknowledge signs of progress, even if situations move slower than you think they should.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: When the transiting North Node moves into your South Node sign, your life path turns 180 from the collective energies. While the collective will face the dark side of Scorpio — your focus turns to its more positive expression: regeneration, rebirth, and renewal. When in doubt, observe things from a spiritual perspective, rather than a more Taurus South Node idea of what’s “real.” Your intuition works well, and you can afford to trust the inner guidance. Don’t let money worries get you down. While the rest of the world might need some lessons in this area, you need to pay attention to the light at the end of the tunnel. If things feels like too much effort, back off a bit. Your blessings will come in unusual ways and from unexpected places. Allow yourself to thrive in any circumstances.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Since May 2020, your life path has felt 180 from those around you as the transiting South Node moved through your North Node sign. When the transiting nodal axis shifts from Gemini/Sagittarius to Taurus/Scorpio, you get released from the intensity. Take stock of perceived losses. What did they open you to receive? How did living 180 from the mainstream world increase faith in your own intuition and spiritual path? You’ll find it easier to make friends now, and things that burned away will illuminate greater truth and love. Difficulties that seemed fated begin to ease as the Universe turns its magnifying glass on other signs. Commit to bolder strides this quarter, and find a way to travel somewhere without restrictions and without compromising your philosophy or religion. Along with your angels, you will find a way.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2022 brings rewards for hard work in recent years. This quarter involves a lot of Capricorn energy, continuing and amplifying December’s focus on relationships. Powerful magic, regeneration and spiritual insights vie for your attention. How will you seize the opportunities at hand? You can resolve longstanding confusion and any tendencies toward self-sabotage. Release that Cancer South Node habit of feeling like a victim of circumstances. You are where you are. You can’t control people and events, but you can control your reactions. Changing perspective brings you to a higher level of experience. An initiation process takes as long as it takes, but you’ll return as a different being — empowered by hard-earned and invaluable inner resources.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: Exercise the power of perception, and foster awareness beyond your own immediate experience. This quarter brings humbling insights that free you from ego wars launched by your Leo South Node. Awakening from the nightmare doesn’t feel good at first, but you can use those experiences to catapult you forward. When seeming loss arrives, look to your left or right. Something always replaces that which fell away. Consider the possibility of a universal benediction: everything aligns for the Highest Good of All, including your own highest good. You’re an important part of a cosmic plan. You don’t need to be the star of the show in order to play a key role. If you let go of a perceived need to dictate the “how,” you’ll find that life surprises you in beautiful ways.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Do you ever feel like Fate directs your course? Like some great Wheel of Fortune in the sky spins a Mystery so vast and so harmonious you can almost hear the Cosmos sing? That’s more than a random daydream or fantasy. You tap into a larger source field of Divine Awareness. When the world gets too much for you and worries overwhelm, spend time in nature or tap into your breath. You can unite passion and intention, as long as you align yourself with the spiritual element first. For you, the “real” world flows outward from the inner experience. When you take time to tune in, you regain that time in positive synchronicities, flashing road signs and wind beneath your wings. Instead of needing to figure everything out, you can go with the flow and get wherever you need to go. Indeed, this is your most efficient route.

Full Moon in Gemini ~ December 18-19 2021

My December 2021 Forecast noted:

December 18 Full Moon in Gemini, 11:36 p.m. Eastern. This “Long Nights Moon” occurs in late Gemini, just hours before Venus stations retrograde. The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon degree emphasizes liberation from the past: THROUGH BANKRUPTCY, SOCIETY GIVES TO AN OVERBURDENED INDIVIDUAL THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEGIN AGAIN. In other words, this final Full Moon of 2021 could feel like a much bigger release than usual. A Cosmic Jubilee.

December 19 Venus stations retrograde in Capricorn and Chiron stations direct in Aries. The Love Goddess will remain retrograde until January 29, 2022. Her journey here affects committed relationships, including business relationships. This initiates a good time to review and re-evaluate success, values and how aesthetics influence your bottom line. Chiron represents both the Wound and the Wounded Healer. With both Chiron and Venus shifting direction on the same day, we can expect extra insights about hurtful relationships and their effects on self-esteem. How can you bring more love to your deepest wounds?

Depending on your location, these astro events occur on the same day or consecutive days. Regardless, the Venus and Chiron stations color and deepen this Full Moon. That Venus conjuncts Pluto — and they both quincunx the Gemini Full Moon — even more tightly links these energies.

The quincunx (150°) aspect (also called “inconjunct”) is often considered a minor aspect. I don’t find that to be the case. You only feel it within 1-2°; however, those pinpricks of awareness generate a lot of light. The quincunx involves two signs that seem to have nothing in common. In this case, Gemini is a Mutable Air Sign, whereas Capricorn’s a Cardinal Earth Sign. The quincunx asks us to integrate these signs, as well as the planets. Moon, Venus and Pluto: the sky throws a dance party and spotlights these unlikely partners. The dance demands rhythm and flow, even if these seem elusive.

In this case, the planets are easier to integrate than their signs. The Moon, Venus and Pluto all deal on some level with emotions. The Moon symbolizes our feelings, how we give and receive nurturing, what we need in order to feel safe. Venus rules relationships and our self-esteem. Pluto rules the deep subconscious realm, including feelings and emotions we don’t know we have. Pluto resists yet craves intimacy, and questions of intimacy can arise with all three of these planets. Pluto also deals with topics of shame and abuse, both of which can lower self-esteem and whether or not we feel we deserve the love and nurturing we need.

This Full Moon will provide insights into the complex dance of intimacy, nurturing and love of self and others.

But what do flirty, flighty Gemini and solid, traditional Capricorn have in common?! How do we integrate these signs?

Well, Gemini makes deals and knows how to negotiate. Capricorn rises to positions of authority. Looking for a win-win could mean finding new balance and flexibility in business and personal relationships in order to strengthen existing structures. With Pluto involved, I think of retrofitting a skyscraper in order to better withstand an earthquake.

Other ways to get the most out of this Full Moon:

Look for insights into new ways of interacting with old relationships.

Explore small, tangible changes to improve your boundaries.

Consider connections between your thoughts and your skin, bones and teeth.

How do small gestures or words affect long-term commitments?

How can you improve communication in order to strengthen shared history?

What short trips support long standing relationships and traditions?

How can you navigate differences while still honoring boundaries and expectations?

Which structures do you need to walk away from?

In which areas is it time to cut your losses and begin anew?

Returning to the Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon reminds us of the opportunity for radical release once we explore such questions.

PHASE 88 (GEMINI 28°): THROUGH BANKRUPTCY, SOCIETY GIVES TO AN OVERBURDENED INDIVIDUAL THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEGIN AGAIN.

KEYNOTE: A release from unbearable pressures, freeing one for new tasks.

Here we have another kind of “leaving behind,” a LIBERATION FROM THE PAST.

This is the final Full Moon of a very intense year. As we approach the turn from 2021 to 2022, allow yourself to explore what worked and what, sadly, never will. Sometimes it takes a little shift to make big changes. Sometimes that shift occurs inside ourselves: when we give ourselves permission to cut our losses and move into the unknown without all the old baggage. Which limiting thoughts and expectations can you leave behind in 2021? What new tasks await your newfound freedom and expansion?

Take a deep breath. Now, let it go with a long exhale. We’re in the homestretch of 2021. Decide what you intend to carry, and that which you can lay to rest.

Pam Gregory ~ Thoughts in December 2021

This sharing from Pam Gregory expresses so many of the things I’ve sensed about current and coming energies. Plus, I find her voice so relaxing. 🙂

December Garden, Portal and Personal Updates

As we ease into the other side of this powerful eclipse and New Moon in Sagittarius, I thought I’d share some grounding photos from the indoor garden. These ones show how the indoors blends with the outside garden, which is largely put to bed for Winter. You can still see various types of kale, collards, parsley, rosemary and green onions outside, but things are mostly sleeping until Spring.

Inside, the Christmas cacti have begun to bloom:

With such short days, lettuce, parsley, cilantro, spinach and onion spouts grow slowly. But they do grow! I turn the trays every other day so that they don’t get lopsided stretching for more light.

I also decided to try my hand at growing indoor mushrooms. This set from ETSY is on Step 2. Per the Mushroom Man LLC’s video, I let the white mycelium grow for about three weeks — until the inside looked mostly white. Last night, David and I sliced open the package and “roughed up the mycelium” with a fork before soaking the substrate for 24 hours:

Later today, I’ll drain the plate and flip things around to start growing pink oyster mushrooms on our kitchen countertop. We’ll see how it goes! Supposedly, we should get two flushes. This is totally an experiment. I love exotic and medicinal mushrooms and thought the pink might perk things up when nothing’s blooming outside.

I do have another blooming plant right now. I always forget what it’s called, but this one reliably puts forth flowers much of the year:

Today also marks the time to paint the garden portion of my next commissioned portal painting. This one has spent a long time in the planning stages, but its timing ties in with the Solar Eclipse. The degree of this extremely karmic eclipse conjuncts the patron’s South Node, so the portal integrates before and after timing. Yesterday I painted desert — and today a garden. More details once I finish!

I have two other portals in process, too, one for myself and one for another patron. Due to the uncanny astrology, this one jumped ahead of the others. I love when astrology confirms an intuitive nudge.

On a more personal note, I always incorporate some manner of garden into my life. I’m typing this post with a henna mud pie on my head. The henna doesn’t change my hair color much, but it does provide a lot of keratin and strength to my hair. I started henna’ing back in 2006, and for me, this nurturing ritual reconnects me throughout fifteen years of transformation. I’ve written about henna and my mood hair before (here and here), but today, it just feels fun to have mud on my head while I make a garden post!

When not covered in mud, I like wearing flowers. This past month concluded a multi-year search for a replacement to my beloved Faery Combat Boots. After a Leprechaun cobbler episode, two visits to a human cobbler for new zippers, and a final confirmation that no cobbler could fix the worn through back of my heels, I knew I needed to retire them. I’ve had those boots for over six years and they’ve taken me through many an adventure — whether walking in a very cold Lake Michigan, hiking in deep snow, or having an NDE after running through the Detroit Airport when Saturn crossed my North Node 2018.

I loved those boots, and they proved extremely difficult to replace. After years of searching and three returns, I finally settled on these that I broke in last Tuesday while wearing a garden inspired dress:

Why do I love Faery Combat Boots so much? No idea, but a good lug sole on a waterproof boot that I can wear with dresses makes me bizarrely happy. Almost as happy as flowers. Combine Faery Combat Boots with a floral dress, pink mushrooms, and Christmas cacti? Seelie stuff.

In these crazy intense times with all their karmic weight, it helps to find the little things that bring a smile to your face and heart. IMHO, the sillier and more delightful, the better. Vibration matters — as in, your vibration creates matter. Surround yourself with more of the energies you wish to experience. Your external world begins to reflect more and more of those back to you in physical form.

Blessed Be … and be the blessing! Happy New Moon in Sagittarius … and congratulations on making it through that karmic doozie of an eclipse!